New books in the online shop!

We are thrilled to welcome artist, Mary Warshaw to our online library!

Warshaw’s most recent publication, HISTORIC BEAUFORT NORTH CAROLINA, A Unique Coastal Village Preserved  takes an authentic look at the history of Homes, Buildings, Sites and Families in Beaufort.


Warshaw’s latest 200-page volume focuses on ALL (285) of Beaufort’s unique collection of historic homes built from the 1770s to the early 1900s. Within this account are 150 plaqued homes and 135 historic homes yet to be plaqued—all presented street-by-street, with images and histories of the families who called them home. Also included along these streets are historic buildings and sites. Special pages present Beaufort’s 300 year history, as well as research on the Coree Indians, Taylor’s Creek, Piver’s Island, Gallant’s Channel, Rachel Carson Reserve, Beaufort bridges, and Beaufort architecture.

Through her study of deeds, family records and other sources, Warshaw discovered more accurate dates for many of the historic homes, including when, and by whom, the Hammock House was built—a house long assumed to be the “White House” seen on early 18th century maps; four pages are dedicated to this important discovery.

“How exciting to have Mary unravel some of Beaufort’s most intriguing mysteries! This book will be of great interest to residents, descendants and visitors.”
—John Hagle, President Beaufort Historical Association and Town Commissioner

You can also pick up a copy of Warshaw’s publication, Porchscapes – The Colors of Beaufort, North Carolina: Three Centuries of History Woven through Art and Words

Porchscapes-Cover Photo copy

Painted, researched and compiled since 2001, the foundation of author-artist Mary Warshaw’s book is built around the houses that create Beaufort’s street vistas and the people who built and lived in these “Architecture Treasures.”

Besides 50 featured paintings and family histories, woven into this book are many other histories, from those who first touched the sand banks to the history of the Beaufort plaque – all with full-color Gicleé-quality images.

The leather look and feel of the cover, with its inlay of Front Street houses, is a fitting prelude to Mary Warshaw’s 11x 8 1/2 200-page artbook of Beaufort history. To keep the look and feel of a centuries-old seaport, Warshaw chose to eliminate the traditional dust jacket and silkscreen the title onto the spine.

The introduction by architectural historian Tony P. Wrenn is a wonderful “love song” to Beaufort. Ed Turberg’s “found” sketches enhance the special architectural section. “Artist’s Notes” are included with each house history.

Thank you so much, Mary for your dedication and contribution to Historic Beaufort!

To purchase visit our online shop, here!